YUGA WARNS NFT COMMUNITIES TO IMPROVE THE SECURITY OF THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS!
Yuga Labs, the company behind Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), has warned about a “persistent threat group” that targets NFT holders and communities. As a result, the NFT company advised its followers to exercise greater caution. It added that this organization has been under the surveillance of its security personnel for some time. This group’s method of operation entails hacking into NFT communities via their social media accounts.
It’s not the first time that the company alerted the public to the possibility of a concerted attack on NFT groups. Earlier this month, Gordon Goner, a founding member of Yuga Labs who goes by an alias, tweeted a similar alert regarding the scheme to hack Yuga’s social media accounts.
In response to the warning, Yuga officials tightened their security and began monitoring their social media accounts, particularly Twitter. Goner also advised investors to avoid surprise mints. Attackers typically use the surprise mints technique to entice potential victims.
The co-founder of Yuga Labs made it clear that the NFT company will never sell our surprise mints. Two official Discord groups connected to BAYC and OtherSide NFTs were compromised by hackers last month. As a result, they effectively spread phishing links for NFT mints on the channels for BAYC, mutant ape boat club, and OtherSide.
The threat group identified on Yuga Labs’ Twitter feed has not yet been the subject of an official declaration or a more thorough explanation from the company. Additionally, the Yuga Labs team hasn’t reacted to inquiries from the media regarding the situation.